I've got very good news to alert everyone of this post! I attended an open casting call for a modeling agency in MA. You know, the usual. Fill out forms, show resume, compcard, and do a small video audition. Well, if you couldn't tell already fromt this post, I got signed!! Its non-exclusive, which is fantastic. I just hope I get some jobs. They already gave me an audition for a runway hair show for Joico Products. ^_^ Anyway, back to puttering around the house.
Scott got the install disk from Josiah and the iMac is now up and fully functional! Its so wonderful to be able to check my mail via a spam filtering mail program instead of spending a half hour trying to sort through all the junk on Horde... and inevitably deleting the mail I was supposed to get. I'm gonna get all my harddrive disks out and put my modeling images on here with my writing. Its so great to have access to those things again.
Brian hired me for New England this Saturday, and Ms. Everson hired me for the NIWFAs at Smith on the 3rd, which is all very good as I am in neeeeeeed for the cash! Hopefully I'll nail my audition tomorrow for the promotional modeling gig I mentioned in my last post. ::knock on wood::
Scott and I have entered in a 5 mile trail run in VA the 11th of March. I'm very excited. From their website:
"The Vasque Backyard Burn is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, several stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement." (http://www.ex2adventures.com/byb-spring.php)
Its gonna be good preparation for the Holyoke 10K on the 17th. Scott was showing one of his apartments to the guy who owns the Board Room over in NoHo and he was saying his friends run it every year painted green and drinking beer the whole way! Now thats the kind of laid back race that I'm about! lol Although I don't really drink because I think alcohol tastes like ass and makes me feel dreadful and ill. ::shrug:: But I can still have a pint in honor of the holiday. I mean I AM half Irish. ^_~
Yesterday we ran outside because it was 48 degrees out! It was really nice. We did a 3.5 mile circuit and I felt good about it. I just hope I don't lag too bad on the 11th. Don is running it too with us (Scott's best friend from forever ago :) ) and he sent us a training website. Its got all the training that hes doing every day on it. So when we look and see that Dons run 4 miles today and we're still sitting on the couch, well we'll have to get up and run so that Don can't call us pussies! ^_^ Its the most effective training method. lol Alright, I'm gonna go start one of my sewing projects. More effective posting will be seen since the new comp is up.
Computer is still broken. But I'm waiting on an install disk to update the iMac that Josiah gave to me FOR FREE. Yay with the hookups at college tech depts. Sure its not my sweet sweet Pbook, but it beats having to use windows. :P Scott is doing fine. The house is coming along. Hes in the kitchen right now setting up the sink and blaring 80s rock. <3 We went to Carmelina's for dinner on Valentine's Day. It was very nice. He said he was disappointed because the food used to be much better. However, this was only my second time there so I like it. Ignornance is bliss, as they say. He did love his filet mignon, though. And my veal marsala was yummy. We made a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated! And then it took another 20 minutes for a waitress to realize we'd been sat! Yeah, we're definitely not going there again soon. Scott said we'd do Spoleto next, and I'm excited because I've never been there at all. Not even half a foot in the door. Should be interesting. Any good excuse to dress up nicely, which btw Scott does so well! I think he outdressed me for Carmelina's. hehe He looked smashing in his new tailored pants and muted sage shirt. ^_^ In other news, the job front is still hazy (try again later ^_~). I've been refereeing any event I can get hired for. (If you're looking at this and you need a foil referee for a New England/CT tournie you should email me! I'm a 6!) Shameless, I know. Anyway, I'm working NIWFAs at Smith, and I'm hoping that Brian will hire me for New Englands. Scott says they're always desperate for refs so hopefully its not too late since I only emailed Brian this morning. I also have to email John and see if I can get hired for nationals. Scott wants me to come and I knowwwww Suji does :D I want to chill with my sista pool side with some coronas for the first time LEGALLY! I've been doing a ton of modeling lately. Only TFCD stuff, but I've got some cash gigs I'm trying to land. Check out the port for new images: www.abuginajar.com/pictures.html I'm working with a bunch of students at the Hallmark Institute of Photography over in Turners Falls. They're great. Its so much fun to work with them and their ideas. Its a worthwhile experience because we're all at the same begining point in our careers. So I'm learning skills and stuff, and thats cool! :D I'm still waiting to hear back about casting for a graphic novel I auditioned to model for called "The Dam" by Daveion R Lashley. I should hear something within the next few days. I hope I get a part. I really like the artist's work and it would be pretty freaking cool to be in a graphic novel! I was just on the phone with a guy from International Models and Talent who picked up my information and, liking what he saw, is sending me to an audition for a promotional modeling gig in Springfield. Now this would be sweeeeeeet. Its for a Beer and Wine company. $20/hr to hand out free sample drinks! Very cool. ^_^ And the only other lead I have right now is with Xtreme tanning. They're trying to schedule a test shoot with me sometime this month or maybe the begining of next month for a tanning salon out in Boston. Sounds very cool. I'm just waiting to hear back about the date of the shoot. Anyway, I'm just hoping to get a foot in the door SOMEHOW. ^_~
I'm exhausted. I just drove to and from Prise. Four hours of driving later... I passed the test! (in all parts :) ) Just in time to work the Sword in the Snow. Yay, I accomplished one of goals on my New Year's List ahead of time!
Yes! The Showcase Cinemas in Springfield picked up the Horrorfest!! I'm so excited. Scott, Claire and I were ready to drive all the way down to Hartford to see some of the movies. NOW I CAN SEE ALL EIGHT. I'm such a happy little horror freak. ^_^
To People Who Suck Their Cheeks In In Every Photograph: You look like an idoit sucking on a lemon. Please stop. No one thinks its sexy, and it sure as hell doesn't makes you look skinnier. Also, come one people, stop using your Blue Steel look in candid shots. Less posing more realism! Naturally occuring beauty is truly stunning, forcing that... well you might as well suck your cheeks in and make the kissy face.
Directing for the scrimmage on Sat in prep for Big One was fun. I had a good time and felt pretty confident about my calls and abilities to not make Brian Bower kill me with disdain this Sat. ^_^ Scott and I went to a mixed foil at Seacost in New Hampsters. I'm so glad we went. I'm so glad I quit my job and didn't have to go to work AND got to go fence instead. Too much directing for Kt makes her want to fence SOOOOO bad. (Not the quality of fencing, the desire to fence... I realize that sentence is a bit screwy.) Met new people in a new DIV. We're making lots of friends all over now between the berkshire DIV and now the green mountain DIV. Met a girl named Maya Nathan who fences for Dartmouth and also out of the Brooklyn Fencing Center. She was very good and very nice. We'll get to see her at Big One. I'm also stoked to be seeing Christie Shu at Big One. I haven't seen her since the Ukraine. She rocks my socks. Amazingly sweet girl and wonderful fencer. I def could see her in the top 8 for women's foil on Sat. Lord knows I'm rooting ^_^. Oh yeah and of course for Suji to be there too. If she shows up... theres gonna be some hot asian men being hosted in her dorm room... 'nough said. Wouldn't blame her lol. Annnnnyway, long and the short is I got a shiny medal for second place and Scott got a shiny medal for first! lol. We conquered the joint ;) jp He's got medal envy though. Second place's is way cooler. Its like a circle in a crazy inward collapsed square, where as first is just circular. As he was putting out medal on the mantle he remarked, "Damn it! Your's is even heavier than mine! Next time I'm shooting for second." hehehe But I needed today. I've been feeling all depressed and down about life. A little fun and a confidence/ego boost sure feels nice. ^_^ Alright, I'm grody. Time to hit the showers.